News Articles

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

OnAir and Inmarsat plan 50Mbps mobile broadband on aircraft in a couple of years

In-flight GSM and WiFi connection specialist OnAir has signed an agreement with mobile satellite communications business Inmarsat to provide high-speed broadband connectivity for the aeronautical market. It’ll make OnAir the first Aviation Distribution Partner for Inmarsat’s ultra-fast Ka-band Global Xpress network.

OnAir currently uses Inmarsat to provide the connectivity for its Mobile OnAir and Internet OnAir services. Global Xpress, which is expected to be introduced in late 2014, will provide up to 50Mbps outbound data and up to 4.4Mbps inbound data to aircraft as they fly around the world. Customers will be able to connect their smartphones, tablets and laptops via an onboard WiFi hotspot.

Ian Dawkins, CEO of OnAir, said “We are delighted to be working with Inmarsat to bring passengers the next generation of inflight connectivity, with the introduction of live TV being one of the highlights. The provision of a consistent global service is particularly important for our customers, so that they know exactly what to expect, wherever and whenever they fly.”

Print
Author: The Fonecast
0 Comments
Rate this article:
No rating

Categories: Networks and operators, NewsNumber of views: 2400

Tags: wifiair travelonair

Please login or register to post comments.

Name:
Email:
Subject:
Message:
x

Follow thefonecast.com

Twitter @TheFonecast RSS podcast feed
Find us on Facebook Subscribe free via iTunes

Archive Calendar

«September 2016»
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
2930311234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293012
3456789

Archive

Terms Of Use | Privacy Statement